Saginaw Bay’s winter perch and walleye

It’s ironic that anglers blame one species for thriving when another species suffers. In Saginaw Bay, anglers have been blaming the walleye for “eating” all the yellow perch for decades. The ironic part is that the Saginaw Bay walleye fishery has never been better,...

Cover Buck – Marty LaBean

Marty LaBean had been watching the buck he harvested along with a bigger buck on spypoint for awhile. Marty was in his box blind with his downwind window closed, not expecting to see deer directly downwind. It wasn’t long, and Marty heard a soft grunt, and he quickly...

Seasonal Memories

“All’s well that ends well…” Shakespeare   Note to readers: I could be putting together one of those family Christmas letters, but my annual look back at the year winding down is more satisfying to write and hopefully more interesting for you to read. Maybe...

Black Widow Bite Hype

As part of my Peace Corps training in Costa Rica, I had to find my way to a small town and interview local farmers. Shortly after my arrival, I met another volunteer, who told me she woke up one night, and her hand felt like it was burning. When she turned on the...

Cover Buck – Dave Osterhourt

I’ve been after this buck since the day he showed up on my trail camera in early October. It was hard not to go into his area every time I went out, but I was patient and tried to play the wind. I wasn’t even planning on hunting Tuesday, Nov. 3 with the warm weather....